I stand corrected. In my last post, I said that Benton had boated three keepers. They would be keepers in most tournaments, but the minimum size on Lake Guntersville is 15 inches. He threw two back and kept one. He’s back in schooling action but the fish are not much bigger at this point.
He will need to find some 4-pounders if he is going to stay in the Top 10 and earn the right to fish tomorrow.
Benton has been fooling schooling fish with a walking bait. It’s the same one, or very similar, to the surface lure he used to win the Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest benefiting Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on Lake Travis and earn the right to fish the 2019 Classic.